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Can Doxy Treat Bacterial Vaginosis
My doctor told me I had bacterial vaginosis and said that doxycycline would clear it up or in case I had chlamydia it would clear it up to is that tru?
Doxycycline: Is not the treatment of choice for BV but it may work depending on what u have, doxy should get rid of chlamydia if u have that, I assume u had cultures cause that will show exactly what u have as u can have BV and std at the same time, the treatment of choice for BV is Clindesse vag cream, or Metrogel or oral flagyl. ...Read more
Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis 2 x in year. One side pain, ? PID? Can doxycycline & metronidazole alone work? No std, no tubo abscess. .
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is correctly treated by both metronidazole and/or doxycycline although the latter is often less effective due to bacterial resistance. The unilateral pain is of more concern for a fallopian tube infection and an ultrasound first and secondly a laparoscopy can help delineate. Or rule out that concern. Hopefully, your MD also did STD testing as some STD's are often masked by BV. ...Read more
No, unless chronic.: Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. That means if you have bacterial vaginosis, you will not pass it to your sexual partner. However, recurrent bacterial vaginosis infections may require that you be cultured for chlamydia and if positive your boyfirend may also need treatment. ...Read more
See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily, either of those is preventative. ...Read more
Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more
Not needed: The male partner does not require treatment if the female has bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more
Maybe: Some women treat BV with Metronidazole as a vaginal insert or as an oral pill. Other women swear by probiotics. There's no harm in trying the probiotics. If they don't work, then return to doctor for rx. I had a patient that used an OB tampon and covered it in plain yogurt and swore this cured her bv. Also consider what may have provoked infxn in first place and try to eliminate that. Good luck! ...Read more
Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist. ...Read more
More BV information here:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria responsible for this can be difficult to erase, and is easily acquired by sexual activity. What causes a "discharge, odor and other symptoms" is not always a bacterial agent, but can be multiple other organisms, including parasitic ones. Since this seems to be difficult to eradicate, see your gyn provider for an exam, possible wet smear, and treatment. ...Read more
Several: Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include a thin discharge, which may or may not be irritating. Also a foul or fishy odor, especially after intercourse. Treatment includes either vaginal antibiotic cream or oral medication, also using boric acid suppositories (usually available by prescription and made up in a compounding pharmacy) to lower the vaginal ph. ...Read more
See your gyn: U need cultures and antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs antibiotic: To getrid of it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husband has symptoms, he should not need treatment. ...Read more
I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for bacterial vaginosis. How can I treat it fast?
Need evaluation: You should see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. The evaluation process is very quick, involving examination of a vaginal sample under the microscope. ...Read more
Can you treat and cure bacterial vaginosis with at home remedies or OTC products? If so which ones work best?
In 3 years I've been treated 4 times for bacterial vaginosis. Why does it recur? Is it possible there's a bigger problem?
Recurrent Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis. When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis can be made. There could be other reasons such as endometritis causing this purulence or a cervicitis. Ask your gyno for help. Get a second opinion. See your doctor instead of your np. ...Read more
If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well? Can men get BV and pass it back to the female?
BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated. ...Read more
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